Homemade candies are a staple at holiday parties and family gatherings. The candies are made with white chocolate, peppermint, and pretzels. Drizzle dark chocolate on top for a fancy touch.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place a disposable slow cooker liner in a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Add candy coating, white chocolate, and shortening; stir to combine.

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  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 1 to 1-1/2 hours or until mixture is melted and smooth, stirring every 30 minutes. Stir in peppermint extract. Stir in pretzels and peppermint candies.

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  • Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Drop candy mixture by heaping tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheets. Let stand at room temperature until firm.

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  • In a small saucepan cook and stir dark chocolate over low heat until melted; cool slightly. Spoon melted dark chocolate into a decorating bag fitted with a 1/4-inch plain tip. (Or fill a heavy resealable plastic bag with melted chocolate; snip a small hole in one corner of the bag.) Drizzle melted dark chocolate over candies. If desired, sprinkle with additional crushed peppermint candies. Let stand at room temperature until firm.

Nutrition Facts

151 calories; 7 g total fat; 5 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat; 1 mg cholesterol; 176 mg sodium. 20 mg potassium; 22 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 13 g sugar; 1 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 16 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 14 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 12 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Reviews (4)

26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
12/05/2016
I don't know what you mean by vanilla flavored candy coating,what is this?
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11/26/2016
Will it work without the awful plastic liner?
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12/14/2015
How long will these candies keep in the freezer/fridge?
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11/02/2016
Really, a plastic bag that will take forever to degrade in the landfill?  Just dip a fork or spoon into the melted chocolate and drizzle over the candies.